Ina Garten has the uncanny ability to anticipate our needs. Searching for an easy weeknight dinner? Ina has a recipe for that. Need outfit inspo? Throw on a breezy Ina-inspired linen shirt. On the hunt for the perfect playlist? Ina can fix that, too! The Barefoot Contessa has an entire Spotify page dedicated to sharing her favourite music, and there’s a playlist for just about every mood. In true Ina fashion, they’re all loaded with the best of the best feel-good classics, both new and old (who knew Ina was a Shania fan?!).
Read on for a breakdown of Ina’s stellar playlists to help guide your listening. How easy is that?
Ina’s Favourite Love Songs
The sweet cover art of Jeffrey holding a massive bouquet of roses is simply the cherry on top of this delightfully romantic playlist, which Ina considers “some of the best romantic love songs of all time.” Filled to the brim with Motown classics from the likes of Marvin Gaye and The Temptations, plus a heavy dose of Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole, consider this your ultimate date night playlist.
Ina’s Dance Party
Good vibes only – from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, this playlist makes one thing crystal clear: Ina knows how to party. Featuring a wide-ranging mix of everything from Bruce Springsteen to Diana Ross to The Supremes, it’s a verified recipe for a good time from the ultimate hosting expert.
Ina’s Cooking Playlist: Women Who Rock
We’re obsessed with the idea of Ina rocking out to Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Lady Gaga while cooking up something delicious, and according to her, she loves to “crank up the tunes.” The playlist also features classics from the generation that paved the way: Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Nicks and more. From ballads to frothy pop hits, it’s the kind of music that’ll have you belting it out into your mixing spoon.
Barefoot Contessa Beach Party
This laidback, smooth-listening playlist makes us want to plan a trip to the Hamptons, stat! Old school summertime hits from The Beach Boys, The Shirelles and The Beatles are sure to provide the perfect backdrop for any sun-soaked bash.
This playlist is inspired by the four-month camping trip Ina and Jeffrey took in the early ’70s, and we’re simply obsessed. We can just imagine Ina and Jeffrey cruising down a highway with “California Dreamin'” playing on full blast. Featuring soulful tunes from Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and more, it’s the kind of playlist you’ll return to over and over again.